Teeth whitening is easily the most sought after treatment at our Reich Dental Center clinics. Whether people have healthy teeth, or are facing some oral health challenge, the goal is typically the same, achieve a perfect white smile. Even with a good oral care regimen that includes regular brushing and flossing, there will still be some build-up of staining on teeth.
This is mostly due to the choice of foods and habits that have a staining effect. Habits such as smoking and drinking of coffee will eventually affect enamel and require some extra help to restore appearances.
Why Invest in Whitening Procedures?
The most obvious reason to try teeth whitening solutions is to restore confidence. Discolored teeth are an embarrassment for many people and make them more hesitant to open their mouth in front of others. They often imagine it gives the impression they do not brush, yet they do. For those that work in a formal setting, discolored teeth can affect their professional success. Physical appearance plays a key role in presentation, so why not put your best foot forward with professional whitening.
Another benefit is that with proper cleaning, you can enjoy better oral health. When done in a professional setting, whitening goes hand in hand with cleaning. This means that any build-up of plaque and tartar is handled, making for healthier teeth and gums. Visits to our dentist for whitening also means getting an exam that may help in the notice of other oral health problems early on. From lesions that may indicate oral cancer to discoloration that points to gingivitis, it presents an excellent opportunity for early diagnosis and treatment of many potential health problems.
Teeth Whitening Options
Several whitening options can yield results at home and in our dental office. It is, however, worth noting that the best results are achieved under professional care. Over the counter options like whitening toothpaste, strips, and tooth bleaching systems can work well for mild surface discolorations. These solutions contain low-level concentrations of peroxide-based bleaching agents. Professional whitening by our dentist will often involve the application of much higher concentrations of bleaching agents. This is however closely monitored to reduce any risk of teeth becoming dehydrated and increasing sensitivity.
Professional whitening treatments at our offices utilize the bleaching agent, light, heat, or some combination of them to produce fast and results. You can experience an improvement by several shades within just a single visit. In some cases, we may even send you home with a bleaching system that includes the bleaching agent and trays. We will guide you on how to apply this solution and what results to expect.
Professional whitening is not only effective, but it also produces results much faster. With the use of dental dams, we protect your gums and ensure you do not suffer teeth sensitivity. We highly recommend that you come in for a consultation before trying over the counter options as the results may not work for your case, and some solutions may end up damaging your teeth further.
To make an appointment with one of our qualified dentists, call us at Reich Dental Center at (770) 742-8454. We will help make your aspiration for a perfect white smile a reality.